Goodrich Castle

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Important update from English Heritage
Following the latest government recommendations, we have taken the decision to close all our staffed historic sites from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May.

We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Some sites may be opened earlier and we will let you know if this is the case. We also need to cancel our public events during this period.

Book a free visit to Goodrich Castle for a day of self-exploration of the site to suit your curriculum needs. A climbable keep, a dungeon, arrow loops, murder holes and more make this quintessential castle a must for learning across the curriculum.

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Goodrich Castle. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils, these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• FEAST! A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PAGE (KS1-2): £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours.

Once you have booked your school trip, you are entitled to a free planning visit, to familiarise yourself with the site and see all that it has to offer. Download the free Teachers’ Kit from the English Heritage website for everything you need to plan a successful trip: with site details, historical information and activities to support learning before, during and after your visit.

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Why book English Heritage for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Bring learning to life outside of the classroom. Children can explore and learn for themselves at a ‘real’ historical site, developing their enquiry skills and independence, as well as key historical knowledge.
A visit to Goodrich Castle is ideal for education groups of all ages and abilities, and with downloadable learning resources and hazard information, and free on-site resources, it’s easy to plan a visit with your group in mind.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Explore this quintessential medieval castle, and look out for defensive features, towers, well and garderobes. Download the Teachers’ Kit from the English Heritage website for historical information and activities to support your teaching before, during and after your visit.
Enhance learning with an expert-led discovery visit:
• FEAST! A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PAGE (KS1-2): take on the role of pages sent to inspect the castle before their master arrives to dine with Countess Joan. Through imaginative role play, your students will join in with the castle’s preparations for the feast to discover who lived at Goodrich Castle and what life was like in the 13th century. £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours.

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Curriculum topics available: Settlement and land use.

Investigate the location of Goodrich Castle and its significance in relation to other castles in the area, using the ‘Perfect Castle Position’ activity in the free Teachers’ Kit available from the English Heritage website.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Cover a range of topics across the key stages:
KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
KS2 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
KS2 Geography: Human geography: types of settlement and land use, understand the strategic significance of the castle’s position
KS3 History: A local history study. The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
KS3 Geography: Understand the strategic significance of the castle’s position
GCSE History: A study of the historic environment

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Goodrich Castle. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils, these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• FEAST! A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PAGE (KS1-2): take on the role of pages sent to inspect the castle before their master arrives to dine with Countess Joan. Through imaginative role play, your students will join in with the castle’s preparations for the feast to discover who lived at Goodrich Castle and what life was like in the 13th century. £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We accept groups of all sizes to the site, but there is a limit on the total site capacity, and access is on a first come first served basis. If you would like to book one of our Discovery Visit workshops, these are limited to a maximum of 30 pupils per session.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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No

Is there first aid on site?

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Yes

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Disabled access is limited, for more information please visit

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes - please confirm requirements for members of your group with additional needs when making your booking.




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